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The Deadly Stats of Distracted Driving [Infographic]

Categorized as Auto Accidents

Understanding The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of car accident deaths. This infographic illustrates the impact it has had on motor vehicle crashes as well as the most common ways drivers are distracted.

Car Crash Deaths in 2018

  • 2,841 – Number of total deaths caused by distracted drivers
  • 400 – Number of pedestrians killed in distracted driving crashes
  • 77 – Number of bicyclists killed in distracted driving crashes.
  • 23,000 – Number of people who died in distracted driving crashes between 2012 and 2018.
  • 9% – Percentage of fatal crashes that involved distracted drivers in the past 7 years.

Most Common Distracted Driving Behaviors

  • Texting/talking on the phone
  • Adjusting the radio
  • Grooming/applying makeup
  • Eating/drinking

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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